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Tajhea Chambers
Player Profile:
Tajhea Chambers 2224955
Position: LB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 240
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Gordon, Ga
High School: Tift County
Experience: 1 Letter

2018:  Started all 13 games at the linebacker position . . . Ranked 19th in the Sun Belt Conference in tackles (6.1 per game) while also leading the league in fumble recoveries (4), which also ranked tied for the second most in the nation . . . Finished the season with 79 tackles, the third most on the team . . . Posted 7.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks a pass break-up and a safety . . . Recorded multiple tackle in every game and had five or more in 10 outings, including a season-high 10 against Appalachian State . . . Also posted nine tackles against both Tulsa and Nevada . . . Collected a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss against the Mountaineers and 2.0 versus Nevada . . . Responsible for a season-high two fumble recoveries against Georgia State, including one her returned for a touchdown . . . Lone safety came against Texas State . . . Named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 22 following his performance against Georgia State . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

2017:  Played in four games before suffering a season-ending injury against Georgia Southern, which was also his lone start of the season . . . Recorded four tackles, including two solo and two assists, and posted his first career fumble recovery . . . Tallied at least one tackle in three of four games played, including a season-high two versus UAPB . . . Also recorded his lone forced fumble against the Golden Lions . . . Granted a sixth year of eligibility following the season.

2016:  Played in 10 games in a reserve role at linebacker and on special teams . . . Finished the season with 15 tackles (8 UA, 7 A) and one pass break-up . . . Recorded at least one tackle in five games and multiple stops in four outings, including a season-high six versus Louisiana-Monroe and four against New Mexico State . . . Only pass break-up was recorded against ULM . . . Phil Steele’s Preseason 4th Team All-Sun Belt selection . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.

2015:  Started the first two games of the season as a true freshman at linebacker before suffering a season-ending injury in the second against Missouri . . . Received a medical redshirt . . . Posted eight tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks for loss of 17 yards in the season opener against USC . . . Exited the Missouri game in the first half after posting two tackles . . . Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll and Arkansas State Athletics Directors Honor Roll member.

HIGH SCHOOL:  3-star recruit by Scout and 247Sports . . . Rated the No. 6 quarterback in the state of Georgia and No. 106 quarterback in the nation by Scout . . . Rated the No. 41 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247Sports . . . Four-year varsity letterman . . . Four-time all-region player and was selected to participate in the Rising Stars All-Star game in Georgia before the start of his senior season . . . Chambers has the ability to lineup at any skill position on the offensive side of the ball and has played multiple positions during his high school career . . . Began his freshman season as a wide receiver and then moved to quarterback at the start of his sophomore campaign . . . Also saw time on defense at the linebacker and safety positions . . . Also recruited by schools such as Troy.

PERSONAL:  Born Aug. 17, 1997 . . . Son of Herbert and Tiffany Chambers . . . Earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in May of 2019.

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